Turanium scabrum (Kraatz, 1882)

Karpinski, Lech, Szczepanski, Wojciech T., lewa, Radoslaw, Walczak, Marcin, Hilszczanski, Jacek, Kruszelnicki, Lech, Los, Krzysztof, Jaworski, Tomasz, Marek Bidas, & Tarwacki, Grzegorz, 2018, New data on the distribution, biology and ecology of the longhorn beetles from the area of South and East Kazakhstan (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), ZooKeys 805, pp. 59-126: 71

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Turanium scabrum (Kraatz, 1882)


Turanium scabrum (Kraatz, 1882)   Fig. 2 E–G

Material examined.

Almaty Region: 1 km E of Tambala [ Тамбала] (45°14'N, 78°38'E), 663 m a.s.l., 3 V 2017 (6 V 2017 ex cult.) 2♂♂, 2♀♀, from Elaeagnus angustifolia   , leg. JH; 13 km W of Szonży [ Шонжы] (43°32'N, 79°17'E), 731 m a.s.l., 12 V 2017 (I 2018 ex cult.) 1♀, from Elaeagnus angustifolia   , leg. KL; 5 km N of Karashota [ Каражота] (43°41'N, 78°09'E), 492 m a.s.l., 3 VI 2017, 1♂, 2♀♀, leg. WTS; 1♂, 1♀, leg. LK; 5♂♂, 3♀♀, leg. MW.


The species is distributed from the southern region of European Russia through the countries of Central Asia to West Siberia and China ( Danilevsky 2018a). The polyphagous larvae develop in various deciduous trees and shrubs (e.g. Elaeagnus   , Populus   , Malus   , Rosa   , Halimodendron   and Tamarix   ). The adults are active from April to July ( Danilevsky 2001b, Ishkov and Kadyrbekov 2004).

Turanium scabrum   inhabits almost all of the territory of Kazakhstan (excluding northern and northeastern regions) ( Danilevsky 2001b) and it is considered a serious pest, especially of Elaeagnus angustifolia   and Populus diversifolia   ( Borissova 2018).

The individuals were observed during a hot (30 °C) and sunny afternoon on a flood barrier formed from old branches and boughs primarily of oleasters Elaeagnus   (Fig. 10B). The beetles were flying to accumulated wood where they were mating. The species was observed sympatrically with Chlorophorus elaeagni   there. Several specimens were additionally rared from the dry wood of Elaeagnus angustifolia   .